Once upon a time, in a far away land called California, there was a little girl named Rachel. (Hey, that’s me!!) Well, I’m not really little any more. I’m actually all grown up now…at least MOST DAYS! I’m pushing 40, a mother of 3, a chemical engineer by trade (with absolutely NO FORMAL EDUCATION other than grunt work and interning under some of the best in the business), a home Bible study leader, and an ex-teacher. I guess that pretty much sums me up…except for the biggest things of all–I’M A LOVER OF GOD, flowers, and humans!
I’ve been through a lot in my 39 short years…sometimes it feels like more bad than good. But…my God has always been faithful, and the biggest blessing of my life has been walking hand in hand with Him each and every day.
My biggest challenge in life has been GROWING. But I still try to do it every day…like Jesus grew…in wisdom…in stature…and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52)
It’s funny how sometimes, even though my two oldest are in high school now and soon will be venturing out into the world on their own…I still feel like I’m growing up WITH THEM. A baby raising babies…I guess that’s me. Just barely keeping up. Just barely staying ahead. Just barely even standing sometimes.
Even though I am far from perfect, there’s just one thing I always do…LOVE!! I always LOVE THEM…and I always LOVE GOD!! I try to live by my life motto: “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.” Or more appropriately for me…”LIFE SUCKS–but God is good!”
Here’s the verse that inspired my blog, my new life verse:
“Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-8 (NIV)
I love you all! Now go SPARKLE FOR HIM!!